July 01, 2010
I want to set up a poker schedule which gets the most of our my playing
time, the most of my freetime and clears my mental energy/space so
that when I am playing I am focus 100% on the job and when I have days
off I am 100% free to do anything.
Before I had the idea of treating poker more like a job I just played randomly; sometimes too long, sometimes too little, with generally no pattern whatsoever and it's not helping my poker or my life.
I've thought about it for some time and I realise I need a schedule more than ever now. I've been messing around for the last 23 years. I've never really tried hard at anything and always done OK. I guess my biggest fear would be trying 100% at something, then failing. Now I know it's time to get past that and go for it. Now I decided I love poker and I want to play it forever, I want to get in a good number of hands every month and crush the games.
As a consequence I've been thinking about developing a schedule that guarantees I play at least 50,000 hands a month, yet ensures I have 10 days+ off a month and also has enough breaks in between days that I don't feel like I am constantly playing poker.
I play 100NL and 50PLO 6max tables. 2 of each. I play around 350 hands an hour, therefore I need to play around 140 hours a month.
The plan I have is pretty simple - play 7+ hours a day for two days, then have one full day off.
What is your schedule and what do you think about mine? Do you think having a routine is a good in general? Arai waaaa